- Steamer Trunk
- Hammer & Pry Bar (to gut and take off hardware
- Jigsaw (you could also use a razor)
- Brad Nailer
- 1' x 2" pine and 1"x ½" wood spacers
- 1" x 2" pine and ¼" x 2" lathing boards
- Store bought wine glass holders
- Paint Stripper
Mark explains how to make a vintage looking wine and liquor cabinet using a steamer trunk that we got off of Craigslist for only $50.
When looking for a steamer trunk to use, you want to look for an old trunk with character and history. Stamps, scratches, and worn hardware WILL all add to that vintage look.
- Figure out what side you want to be the bottom and pop the hardware off, so that it can lie flat on the ground.
- Open it up and gut out anything you don't need.
- Once gutted, measure, mark, and cut a hole in the top of the trunk. We used a jigsaw for this, but you can use a razor.
- Remove old contact paper inside trunk.
- Stain the inside of the trunk.
- Make wine racks (x3) with 1' x 2" pine and 1" x ½" wood spacers (to hold bottles) with brad nailer.
- Make shelf using 1" x 2" pine and ¼" x 2" lathing boards with brad nailer.
- Stain racks and shelf.
- Install store bought wine glass holders on top.
- Insert racks and shelves, brad nailing from outside.
- Attach feet (or wheels) to base.
We were inspired to do this by a project we saw on apartmenttherapy.com.
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